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•The REP-S was developed by Oliver Robinson and Ilham Sebah to meet the need for preventative, proactive intervention to improve student wellbeing and mental health

•It is based on a biopsychosocial model of mental health and wellbeing

•It can be delivered face-to-face or online

a)in one day, with regular follow-up for a month

b)embedded within a module, delivered over a number weeks

•Developed following a review of existing interventions and a qualitative enquiry into what students need and want by way of supported help in boosting their wellbeing and minimising stress

•It has so far been delivered to over 700 students

The structure of the training programme is as follows:

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Research Findings

The below journal article and book chapter summarise research findings about the efficacy of the REP-S:


Robinson, O.C. et al. (2021). Evaluating the REP-S brief resilience intervention for students in higher education: a multi-study mixed-methods programme of research. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 49(5), 672-688. DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2021.1888372 (click here to view article online)

Robinson, O.C et al. (2021). The Resilience Enhancement Programme for Students (REP-S):
Evaluating an Online Intervention for Boosting Resilience in Students. In J.Prescott (ed). Digital Innovations for Mental Health Support. IGI Global Books. (click here to read book chapter).

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